A Smile to Start the Day With

a woman sitting on a dental chairFor many people, looking in the mirror in the morning is not a good start to the day. Even teeth which are properly cleaned can sometimes look dull, dirty or uneven due to food, drink or nicotine stains, discolouration from antibiotic use, damage or misalignment. Lots of people have resigned themselves to a lifetime of putting up with a smile they do not like but they might like to consider veneers. Elsternwick patients can benefit from these fine layers of tooth-coloured resin composite or porcelain which cover the fronts of the teeth. The veneers cover damage, hide stains and make teeth look longer, wider or more even by decreasing small gaps. They are carefully made to improve the appearance of teeth without looking artificial. Porcelain is durable, can be coloured according to the needs of the patient and looks very similar to naturally sparkling teeth.

How are veneers in Elsternwick fitted?

The procedure for having veneers in Elsternwick at a practice such as the My Smile Clinic is minimally invasive and the benefits are seen rapidly. Patients can see the predicted results in advance to decide whether the treatment is right for them. The dentist removes a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth to make space for the veneers to be fitted. An impression is then taken so that the veneers can be made to fit precisely. Some people have one veneer, just to cover damage on an individual tooth. Others opt for a full set to improve the appearance of their whole smile. Once the veneers are ready, they are bonded to the teeth using a special adhesive.

The long-term benefits of veneers

For patients in Elsternwick, veneers are usually chosen as a great way to improve a smile. What most people do not know is that they can have additional benefits. Veneers are a minimally damaging option as only a small amount of enamel is removed. For some people in Elsternwick, veneers actually help to strengthen the tooth if the natural enamel is thin. Reducing small gaps also makes the teeth easier to clean as there are fewer spaces in which plaque can accumulate.